Divya Jivan Newsletter
"Worship of Lord Shiva" - On the occasion of auspicious Shivaratri
"The formal worship consists of bathing the Lord. Lord
Shiva is considered to be the Form of Light (which the
Shiva Lingam represents). He is burning with the fire of
austerity. He is therefore best propitiated with cool
bathing. While bathing the Lingam the devotee prays: “O
Lord! I will bathe Thee with water, milk, etc. Do Thou
kindly bathe me with the milk of wisdom. Do Thou kindly
wash me of all my sins, so that the fire of worldliness
which is scorching me may be put out once for all, so
that I may be one with Thee—the One alone without a
- Swami Sivananda << Read More>>
Rudram - with meaning
Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths" by Swami Chidananda
" The Immanence of GOD"
"Eko devah sarvabhuteshu gudhah sarvavyapi
sarvabhutadhivasah (God, Who is one only, is hidden
in all beings. He pervades all and He is the inner
soul of all beings. He presides over all actions and
He dwells in all beings). Three times the indwelling
presence of God has been brought out in this single
verse—sarvabhuteshu gudhah (hidden in all beings),
sarvabhutantaratma (inner self of all beings),
sarvabhutadhivasah (immanent in all beings).
Sarvavyapi (all-pervading) only once, but the
indwelling presence thrice within a single verse.
Here also: saman sarveshu bhuteshu tishthantam
paramesvaram (the Supreme Lord is equally present in
all beings). Again, twice that I am within all
creatures: ahamatma gudakesa sarvabhutasayasthitah,
aham adischa madhyam cha bhutanam anta eva cha (I am
the Self, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all
beings; I am the beginning, the middle and also the
end of all beings)."
Learning of "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Sri
Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation ("salute to the
sun"), is a common sequence of Hatha Yoga asanas.
Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu
Solar deity. This sequence of movements and poses
can be practised on varying levels of awareness,
ranging from that of physical exercise in various
styles, to a complete sadhana, which incorporates
asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation.
47nd YTTC Yoga Teachers Training Course (Dec 11, 2021 - Dec 30, 2021) : Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTCC) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is organized under the guidance and leadership of Yogacharya Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji has conducted over 800 Yogasana Camps over the globe and Sri Swamiji has trained more than 1000 yoga teachers. These teachers render both preventive and curative aspects of yoga teaching for well-being of body and mind across humanity around the world and are instrumental in spreading ancient Indian Culture and rich heritage. Our comprehensive Yoga Teachers Training Course provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development.
YTTC offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga practices, including Hatha Yoga, yogic breathing, deep relaxation, meditation, yogic diet, all these in a beautiful and holy ashram environment. It is design to further develop yoga student's skill in the science of Yoga and prepare them to teach yoga to others. During your stay, you will absorb yourself in the Yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind and spirit. You will receive diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University for details.
Covid restriction may limit the attendees this time and there are other restrictions of Negative Covid test twenty four hours prior to the start of YTTC for individual Yoga student will be applied. Please contact the Ashram for the details. firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone # O79- 26861234. Please visit our Guest Information page for the details of your visit and help us make proper arrangements.
Highlighting the News & Upcoming Events
After nine months of a break due to the Covid pandemic, transitions in the regular activities at the Ashram were smooth. All the precautions, wearing masks, social distancing, and restriction of a small group of devotees at one time and like were maintained to the full effects.
Highlights of Events in the Month of February 2021: Gita Jnana Yajana (Feb 2, 2021, to Feb 6, 2021) by Pujya Sri Swami VishnuTeerthji Maharaj of renowned Brahma Vidaypeeth Kailash Ashram at Rishikesh was organized at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Reiki Seminar for First & Second degrees and Regular Yoga classes in small batches went well as well. Devotees felt blessed to join Homatmak Laghurudra performed at Lord Vishwanath Temple of the Ashram. And needless to say that Monthly Narayan Seva - food distribution to underprivileged families was carried out diligently by Ashram's Karma Yoga Team, as always.
Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj's enlightening discourses on "Patanjali Yoga Darshan" text of Maharshi Sri Patanjali and " Gitamrutam" on Bhagavad Gita every Sunday is a blessing to all. Chapter one, "Samadhi Pad" has been completed with the very amazing text of Sri Patanjali. You can watch them anytime through Sivananda Ashram Face Book page and Youtube also.
Mahashivratri Utsav (March 11, 2021) - You are welcome to join the celebration of holy Shivaratri & worship services at Sivananda Ashram. It is continuous twenty four hours worship services at Lord Vishvanath Temple. Satsang and Bhajans starting from evening and continuous through the night. Devotees who would like to stay at the Ashram during the Shivaratri Utsav will need to have documentation of negative COVID test 24 hours prior to the stay. Also please visit our Guest Information page for the details of your visit and help us make proper arrangements.
Philosophy of Symbolism
Siva, the Lord of Universe - Swami Adhyatmanada
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Vishnusahsranama - with meaning
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)
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